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RI Welcome Center closes

October 17, 2011

HOPKINTON - The Rhode Island Welcome Center, which sits on the northbound side of Route 95 in between Exits 2 and 3, was officially closed on Thursday, Sept. 29.

According to a letter from Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. (RIEDC) Executive Director Keith Stokes to both the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives, the Welcome Center was closed because of funding shortages and a decreasing number of visitors

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho parents chat with Ricci

October 14, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - The library at Chariho High school is a place where students can work and study to help further their education. However, on Thursday night, October 6, it was a place where their parents could educate themselves on the issues that affect their children in school.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

NECAP results mixed in Chariho region

October 13, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - Fourth grade students heavily outperformed 8th and 11th grade students across the state during the May 2011 New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) science testing, especially within the Chariho Regional School District.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

National Grid gets grilled on Irene storm response

October 10, 2011

PROVIDENCE - The Senate Committee on Housing and Municipal Government held a second hearing on emergency storm response by utilities at the State House on Thursday, Sept. 29. Representatives from National Grid, Verizon, and Cox Communications were on hand to testify before the committee.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Residents urge council to take ownership of roads

October 7, 2011

RICHMOND - Resident’s of Bucknam Road, Riverview and Fawn Drives in Alton were on hand at the Richmond Town Council meeting on Tuesday night, Oct. 4, to urge the council to take ownership of the roads and to open up Bucknam Road as a second means of egress for the neighborhood, which is located off of Route 91.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Jared Tefft indicted on murder charge

October 6, 2011

A Hope Valley man was indicted by the Statewide Grand Jury on Wednesday, Sept. 28, on five charges, including one for murder.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Chariho showcases school

October 2, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION - As a way to present its newly renovated facilities to the public, and the thank the residents of Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton for their support, Chariho Regional High School will host its Campus 2010 dedication event on Oct. 15.

The reason that the event is titled after last year is because that is when it was originally scheduled for, according to Chariho Regional School District Supt. Barry Ricci. However, the event will take place in 2011, and Ricci is very exited about the opportunity to show the public what is new at Chariho, and to thank them.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

ARLSRI fundraiser will have dogs 'bahking'

October 1, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - In Rhode Island, dogs do not bark, they “bahk.”

The Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island (ARLSRI) is embracing their love of dogs and their Rhode Island pride by presenting the first annual “Bahk in the Pahk” dog-walking event on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Ninigret Park. All funds raised at the event will benefit the rescue league and their mission of providing for animals that have been surrendered by their owners.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Flying with the fishes

September 30, 2011

CHARLESTOWN - The Dept. of Environmental Managment’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has a goal: to sustain the wildlife habitats and fisheries of Rhode Island’s woods and wetlands. To help achieve this goal, they host an Aquatic Resource Education Program every fall to help educate people on how to be safe and responsible with the environment.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Deficient bridges across South County

September 29, 2011

The Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group (RIPIRG) released a report on Thursday, Sept. 22, stating that 163 bridges, or 21.6 per cent of all bridges in the state, are rated structurally deficient by government standards. According to the these numbers, Rhode Island has the fourth worst bridge conditions in the country.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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